Figurative Language<br />Similes and Metaphors<br />
Figurative Language<br />A writers tool<br />It helps the reader to visualize (see) what the writer is thinking<br />It pu...
Simile<br />A simile is used to compare two things <br />It uses the words “like” or “as” to make comparisons.<br />10/2/2...
Simile<br />Elizabeth is as pretty as a picture.<br />Her hair shines like the sun.<br />Her eyes sparkle like the stars i...
Metaphor<br />A metaphor is used to compare two things<br />Instead of saying something is “like” or “as” --- a metaphor s...
Metaphor<br />John’s mind is a computer.<br />My mom is a workhorse.<br />Bob is a snake in the grass.<br />10/2/2010<br /...
Simile<br />Mason’s feet smell like rotten fish.<br />10/2/2010<br />7<br />
Metaphor<br />Elizabeth is an angel.<br />10/2/2010<br />8<br />
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Figurative language.ppt

4,101 views

Published on

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Figurative language.ppt

  1. 1. Figurative Language<br />Similes and Metaphors<br />
  2. 2. Figurative Language<br />A writers tool<br />It helps the reader to visualize (see) what the writer is thinking<br />It puts a picture in the readers mind<br />10/2/2010<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Simile<br />A simile is used to compare two things <br />It uses the words “like” or “as” to make comparisons.<br />10/2/2010<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Simile<br />Elizabeth is as pretty as a picture.<br />Her hair shines like the sun.<br />Her eyes sparkle like the stars in the sky.<br />10/2/2010<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Metaphor<br />A metaphor is used to compare two things<br />Instead of saying something is “like” or “as” --- a metaphor states that it just IS.<br />10/2/2010<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Metaphor<br />John’s mind is a computer.<br />My mom is a workhorse.<br />Bob is a snake in the grass.<br />10/2/2010<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Simile<br />Mason’s feet smell like rotten fish.<br />10/2/2010<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Metaphor<br />Elizabeth is an angel.<br />10/2/2010<br />8<br />

×